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Bernstein’s Candide with the Utah Symphony

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Bernstein’s Candide with the Utah Symphony
Abravanel Hall
123 W S Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84101, USA Get Directions

Continue on the adventure with Candide following the Saturday performance at the “MAKE OUR GARDEN GROW” FUNDRAISING SOIRÉE



What better way to round off the celebrations of Leonard Bernstein’s 100th anniversary year than with his satirical, hilarious, and touching comic operetta, Candide! Produced in collaboration with Utah Opera, an impressive cast of vocalists joined by the Utah Opera Chorus tell the story of a young man’s journey from innocence to worldliness, from Europe to South America, in love and in death, and finally to a life of contentment and peace. Bernstein’s brilliant score includes such musical favorites as “Glitter and be gay” and “Make our garden grow.” You won’t want to miss this event of the season!

Signature Performance: No discounts available.



Bernstein: Candide



Thierry Fischer, conductor
Garnett Bruce, director
James Sale, lighting designer
TBD, costume designer
Jonathan Johnson, Candide
Amy Owens, Cunegonde
Hugh Russell, Dr. Pangloss
Victoria Livengood, Old Lady
Aleks Romano, Paquette
Mark Diamond, Maximilian
Tobin Atkinson, Narrator
Robert Breault, Governor
Grace Kahl
Melanie Ashkar

Addison Marlor
Jesús Vicente Murillo

David Hanson

Utah Opera Chorus / Michaella Calzaretta, chorus master

Additional Info


GENERAL AGE GUIDELINE: Individuals ages five and older are welcome at this performance. Parents should ensure their children are able to sit quietly through the performance without disturbing others around them. No babes in arms will be admitted.



Season Sponsor

George S. and Dolores Dore Eccles Foundation

Masterworks Series Sponsor


Entertainment Series Sponsor

Zions Bank

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